The Venues Collection has launched their ‘Meetings for Change’ day delegate rate (DDR) and a 24-hour delegate rate package to make it easy for event organisers to choose sustainable options for their meetings, training sessions and events.
The packages focus on the recently launched Meetings for Change initiative, which is a five point charter focussing on sustainable food options. They include ethically sourced tea and coffee served with Red Tractor Assured milk; buffet lunch, dinner and breakfast options that prioritise British seasonal ingredients, minimal food waste and plant-forward options; hydration stations that use fruit and vegetable peelings to flavour the water to remove single-use plastics and reduce food waste. They also have a sustainable approach to the use of stationary, ‘take what you like, but only take what you need’
Jo Austin, sales director, The Venues Collection and Lime Venue Portfolio said: “Sustainability is of the upmost importance to us and to our clients; Organisers need easy and accessible ways to ensure that their meetings are as sustainable as possible, but there is a lot of confusion in the industry and many organisers feel overwhelmed and worried about what they can actually do. By partnering with The Venues Collection and choosing our Meetings for Change DDR, or 24hour package they can be assured that their event will be as sustainable as possible. We want to make it easy for customers to make the right choices. Simply choose your venue or partner well.”
The Venues Collection’s Meetings for Change delegate packages have been launched as part of the Collection’s Future First Charter and also sit under Lime Venue Portfolio’s Meetings for Change initiative which was launched in 2021.
The DDR and 24-hour package rate vary at different venues but starts at £25DDR and £109 24-hour rate and are valid on all new bookings.
The Venues Collection is the residential venue business of Compass Group UK & Ireland and have seven event and training venues across the South West, South East, and East and West Midlands.
The Venues Collection: One Group, Seven Venues, 205 Meeting & Training Rooms, 1,193 Bedrooms.
The Venues Collection is a group of seven affordable purpose-built conference and training venues that offer the combination of value-for-money and modern flexible meeting facilities. Located in central England in out of town locations, all venues have flexible meeting space, extensive breakout areas leisure facilities, onsite free parking and all but one venue (Kettering Conference Centre) has onsite accommodation.
A modern, stylish conference and event venue offering 14 flexible event spaces with a capacity of 2 to 240 delegates (theatre style), breakout spaces, 151 bedrooms and 20 acres of grounds that is ideal for teambuilding activities and outdoor events. Located on the edge of the Cotswolds, near Swindon and just four miles from the M4.
A manor house with contemporary event and conference spaces offering 36 flexible rooms with a capacity of 2 to 400 (theatre style), 150 bedrooms and 26 acres of grounds that is ideal for teambuilding activities and outdoor events. Located a short drive from Nottingham, just five miles from the M1.
One of the largest dedicated training and conference centres in the UK offering 70 flexible event spaces with a capacity of 2 to 600 (theatre style), 300 bedrooms, 488.61M2 of exhibition space, high-speed Wi-Fi for multiple device connections and extensive leisure facilities. Situated in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, just two miles from the M1.
A contemporary all purpose conference, event and exhibition centre offering 12 flexible meeting spaces with a capacity of 5 to 2,000 delegates and including a 550-seater auditorium, 2000M2 of exhibition space, a theatre and an indoor play area that’s idea for teambuilding activities. Situated in Northamptonshire, Kettering Conference Centre is one of the most centrally located venues in the UK.
A Georgian manor house with modern facilities offering 20 flexible and contemporary event spaces with a capacity of 10 to 170 delegates, 120 bedrooms and 22 acres of tranquil parkland that is ideal for teambuilding activities and outdoor events. Located in the Oxfordshire countryside, just 13 miles from Oxford.
A period property with modern facilities offering 22 flexible event spaces with a capacity of 2 to 200 (theatre style), 103 bedrooms, 173M2 of exhibition space and set in 13 areas of landscaped grounds that is ideal for teambuilding activities and outdoor events. Located in the heart of Northamptonshire, just ten miles from the M1.
An expertly equipped training and events venue, offering 32 flexible event spaces with a capacity of 2 to 450 (theatre style), 338 bedrooms, high-speed Wi-Fi for multiple device connections and two acres of grounds that is ideal for teambuilding activities and outdoor events. Located in the heart of the UK in Staffordshire, just eight miles from the M6.
The Venues Collection is managed by Compass Group and is a sister brand to Lime Venue Portfolio.